2010 Nicholl Fellows

2010 Nicholl Fellows

Five writers have been selected as winners of the 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Each writer will receive a $30,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 4.

Destin Daniel Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton

“Short Term 12”


Born and raised: Maui, Hawaii.
Current residence: San Diego, California.

A 25-year-old girl working as a supervisor at a teen group home struggles to care for her teenage patients while desperately avoiding the residue of her own dark past. Based on his short film of the same title.

Marvin Krueger

Marvin Krueger

“And Handled with a Chain”


Born and raised: Chicago, Illinois.
Current residence: North Hollywood, California.

A delusional homeless woman and a young drug dealer have to help each other to recover the money from a drug deal gone bad. In the process, they save each others’ lives.

Andrew Lanham

Andrew Lanham

“The Jumper of Maine”


Born and raised: Bangor, Maine.
Current residence: Austin, Texas.

A paramedic with Tourette’s Syndrome is forced to come to terms with his life and condition when he falls in love with a single mother who has ties to his past.

Micah Ranum

Micah Ranum

“A Good Hunter”


Born and raised: Minnesota.
Current residence: Beverly Hills, California.

In an unforgiving wilderness, a reformed hunter tracks a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

Cinthea Stahl

Cinthea Stahl

“Identifying Marks”


Born and raised: Connecticut.
Current residence: North Hollywood, California.

A despondent tattoo artist’s life is changed forever when he makes a house call to a dying woman’s bedside. In the precious time remaining, she fights to revive his art, spirit and life.

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